Our Concrete Home

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Our blog chronicles our adventures around our 1952 concrete block house. 

Blog of the Month - October 2011

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Over at Our Concrete Home, Andrea, Nate, and their two feline friends (Pixel & Loki) are busy making their concrete block house a home. Since purchasing their 1950's house in 2009, they've filled their blog with details on all kinds of DIY projects (including painting inside and out, replacing windows and doors, removing tired landscaping and tearing out old flooring, to name a few). Alongside their project work, they're sharing some decorating inspiration, their entertaining adventures, and the experience of being featured on Bath Crashers. Our personal favorite, though, are the Feline Friday posts featuring all of Pixel and Loki's mischief … they make us smile every time! Be sure to stop on over and get to know this great blog … we're sure you won't be disappointed!

Feline Friday: Caught!

Authors: Andrea

While Loki has been hiding in the house during the roof project, Pixel has been exploring. Here’s her caught in action. ...

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Project Roof: Week Three

Authors: Andrea

This week I will be sharing both the Week Three and Four updates. Week Four quickly became overwhelming and I just didn’t have the energy or even the electricity to write up a post. I explain all the dramatic details about it on Saturday, but today let’s rewind two weeks to the third week of Project Roof.

1) Preparation...

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Feline Friday: Not amused

Authors: Andrea

“When will this roof project be completed?”...

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Feline Friday: Flying monkey

Authors: Andrea

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Project Roof: Week Two

Authors: Andrea

Let’s start with an update on our project’s timeline because our timing has increased slightly.

1) Preparation – two three weeks

  • Remove pergola on back patio
  • Removing the 3′ addition on the front of carport
  • Add additional support in carport
  • Repair porch overhangs
  • Prune bushes and trees away from the roof
  • Remove
  • ...

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Feline Friday: Pixel guides Loki “out front”

Authors: Andrea

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Project Roof: Week One

Authors: Andrea

Hello and welcome to Project Roof! I cannot begin to tell you how excited we are to get this project started. It’s been so long in the planning.

The first construction project was removing a poorly designed extension to our carport. This part is not original to the house and overtime begun to sag at the seam. We decided to...

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Feline Friday: Sleepasaurus with white prey

Authors: Andrea

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Project Roof

Authors: Andrea

Project Roof is on!! Can you believe it? The much-anticipated new roof is coming!

Contracts have been signed and our loan will been funded this week so we are legitimately ready for this. We have hired a carpenter, electrician, plumber and a roof company so far on this job. We still need to find someone to do the insulation or...

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Feline Friday: Always a helper

Authors: Andrea

Our fantasy football trophy needed a little touch-up this year. Luckily, Pixel was available to help out. ...

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